All Japan Championship (9-Ball)

The Japan Open (also: All Japan Championship, All Japan Open Championship) is an annual pool tournament in the discipline of Nine-ball. However, from 2012 to 2015, the men's tournament was played in the discipline of Ten-ball. Ko Pin-yi is the most successful player having won the tournament three times, in 2011, 2013 and 2016. Akimi Kajitani has won the women's tournament the most times, winning twice in 2000 and 2013.

Tournament HistoryEdit

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Men'sEdit

Year Location Winner Score Runner-up Semi-finalists
2000 Tokyo   Satoshi Kawabata   Johnny Archer   Kunihiko Takahashi
  Akikumo Toshikawa
2001 Amagasaki   Corey Deuel   Mika Immonen Unknown
Unknown
2005 Unknown   Efren Reyes   Rodolfo Luat   Hidenobu Takanami
  Masaaki Tanaka
2007   Wu Jia-qing   Tōru Kuribayashi   Hayato Hijikata
  Ralf Souquet
2008 Amagasaki   Mika Immonen   Ronato Alcano   Antonio Gabica
  Naoyuki Ōi
2010   Thorsten Hohmann   Ko Ping-chung   Yukio Akakariyama
  Mika Immonen
2011   Ko Pin-yi   Wu Jia-qing   Chang Yu-lung
  Hiroshi Takenaka
2012   Chang Jung-lin   Yang Ching-shun   Johann Chua
  Fu Che-wei
2013   Ko Pin-yi 11:10   Chang Jung-lin   Thorsten Hohmann
  Johann Chua
2014   Raymund Faraon 11:8   Naoyuki Ōi   Li Hewen
  Chang Yu-lung
2015   Johann Chua 11:7   Ronato Alcano   Shane Van Boening
  Han Haoxiang
2016   Ko Pin-yi 11:3   Jeff de Luna   Thorsten Hohmann
  Cheng Yu-hsuan

LadiesEdit

Year Location Winner Score Runner-up Semi-finalist
2000 Tokyo   Akimi Kajitani   Kyoko Sone   Chung Young-sook
  Setsuko Kubota
2001 Amagasaki   Liu Shin-mei   Allison Fisher unknown
unknown
2005 Unknown   Zhou Mengmeng   Miyuki Fuke unknown
unknown
2007   Chang Shu-han   Akio Otani   Fu Xiaofang
  Han Yu
2008 Amagasaki   Pan Xiaoting   Chou Chieh-yu   Chang Shu-han
  Chihiro Kawahara
2010   Lin Hsiao-chi   Keiko Yukawa   Chihiro Kawahara
  Maki Kimura
2011   Chen Siming   Junko Mitsuoka   Chan Ya-ting
  Akimi Kajitani
2012   Chou Chieh-yu   Tan Ho-yun   Maki Kimura
  Li Jia
2013   Akimi Kajitani 9:7   Chihiro Kawahara   Chou Chieh-yu
  Tsai Pei-jen
2014   Wu Zhi-ting 9:3   Liu Shasha   Tsai Pei-jen
  Chihiro Kawahara
2015   Kim Ga-young 9:2   Chihiro Kawahara   Maki Kimura
  Makiko Takagi
2016   Chen Ho-yun 9:8   Chihiro Kawahara   Wei Tzu-chen
  Chen Siming

Japan OpenEdit

In addition to the All Japan Open another tournament known as the Japan Open played in 2009 and 2010 in the New Pia Hall was held.[2][3]

Winners of this tournament were the Philippines Francisco Bustamante and Ramil Gallego in the men's event[4][5] as well as the Taiwanese women Tan Hsiang-ling and Chou Chieh-yu were winners of the women's event.[6][7] Chou Chieh-yu is the only player to have won both events.

The prize money of the Japan Open was significantly lower than that of the All Japan Open. During 2010, at the All Japan Open men's event, the prize purse was a total of $82,000 of which the winner received about $ 24,000,[8] The winner of the Japan Open 2010 received only $17,000 in prize money, at just under $42,000 in total prize money. In the women's at the Japan Open 2010 about $11,000 were distributed, with the winner receiving $4,400 dollars, at the All Japan Open the same year, however, were distributed over $21,000, of which the winner received about $7,000.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All Japan Open Championship – Event Results". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Japan Open". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Japan Open – Event Results". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Japan Open 2009 Men's Division". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Japan Open 2010 Men's Division". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Japan Open 2009 Women's Division". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Japan Open 2010 Women's Division". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  8. ^ "All Japan Open 2010 Men's Division". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  9. ^ "All Japan Open 2010 Women's Division". azbilliards.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.

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